Jason Wingreen

Jason Wingreen

Jason Wingreen
Born (1920-10-09) October 9, 1920
Brooklyn, New York, US
Occupation Actor
Years active 1955-1994

Jason Wingreen (born October 9, 1920) is an American actor.[1]

Since the early 1960s Wingreen has been a voting member of Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.[2]


  • Early years 1
  • Film 2
  • Stage 3
  • Television 4
  • Filmography 5
    • Film 5.1
    • Television 5.2
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Early years

Born in 1920 in Brooklyn, New York, he grew up in Howard Beach, Queens, attended John Adams High School, and graduated from Brooklyn College in 1941.[3] While at Brooklyn College, he participated in the Varsity Dramatic Society.[4] Wingreen is Jewish.[3] Wingreen originally planned to become a newspaper reporter after writing about high school sports for the Brooklyn Eagle during his high school years.[5]


In 1958, Wingreen had the role of Nichols in the 20th Century Fox production The Bravados.[6]

Wingreen lent his voice to Boba Fett in the original and 1997 theatrical versions of The Empire Strikes Back. His voice was replaced by the voice of Temuera Morrison (who portrayed Jango Fett: the father of the clone bounty hunter and the clone troopers in Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones) in the 2004 DVD version of Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.


Wingreen helped to found the Circle in the Square Theatre in Greenwich Village.[5] On Broadway, he played in The Girl on the Via Flaminia and Fragile Fox, both in 1954.[7]


Wingreen is best known for his role as Harry Snowden on the television sitcom All in the Family and its continuation series, Archie Bunker's Place.[2]

Prior to this, Wingreen was a regular during the 1960-61 season of The Untouchables, playing Police Captain Dorsett. He performed in "A Stop at Willoughby," "The Midnight Sun," and "The Bard," three episodes of the original Twilight Zone series. He also appeared on the original Star Trek series, making him one of the few people involved with both Star Wars and Star Trek. Wingreen also had a recurring role as Judge Arthur Beaumont in the series Matlock, and has guest-starred in numerous other series, including Mission: Impossible, The Outer Limits, Bonanza, The Rockford Files, and The Fugitive.

In 1979, he was a part of the ensemble cast of the acclaimed TV mini-series Roots: The Next Generations.



Year Title Role
1969 Marlowe Camera Store Clerk (uncredited)
1970 The Dunwich Horror Sheriff Harrison
1980 Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back voice of Boba Fett (uncredited)
Airplane! Dr. Brody (Mayo Clinic)
1984 Oh, God! You Devil Hotel Manager


Year Title Role
1959, 1961, 1963 Twilight Zone
1962 Disney's World of Color narrator[8]
1963 General Hospital Judge Matson
1963, 1964 Outer Limits
1966 Blue Light Adolf Hitler (in episode "Invasion by the Stars")
1967 The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. Dictator[9]
1968 Star Trek Dr. Linke (in episode "The Empath")
1971 All in the Family Harry Snowden
1973 Miracle on 34th Street Halloran
Outrage Mr. Bunce
1974 Honky Tonk
The Terminal Man Instructor
1975 Hustle Jim Lang
1977–1983 Archie Bunker's Place Harry Snowden
1978 Vega$ Hank Adamek (uncredited)
1979 Captain America Doctor #2
1987-1991 Matlock Judge Arthur Beaumont (11 episodes)
1989 Mama's Family Fred Gebhardt


  1. ^ "Jason Wingreen".  
  2. ^ a b Phillips, Michael (February 29, 2008). "If I ruled the Oscars (insert your idea here)".  
  3. ^ a b Bowie, Stephen. "An Interview With Jason Wingreen: Part One". The Classic TV History Blog. Retrieved 2011-10-20. 
  4. ^ "Brooklyn College Play Honors Dr. Gideonse". The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. November 3, 1939. p. 13. Retrieved October 17, 2015 – via  
  5. ^ a b "Wingreen: Bunker's Bartender". The Ottawa Journal. August 23, 1980. p. 90. Retrieved October 17, 2015 – via  
  6. ^ The Bravados' at Capitol"'". The Berkshire Eagle. September 4, 1958. p. 8. Retrieved October 17, 2015 – via  
  7. ^ "Jason Wingreen". Playbill Vault. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  8. ^ "(TV listing)". Standard-Speaker. December 15, 1962. p. 19. Retrieved October 17, 2015 – via  
  9. ^ "(TV listing)". Naugatuck Daily News. March 14, 1967. p. 6. Retrieved October 17, 2015 – via  

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